Mitchell River Walking Trail (25.1km)

Mitchell River National Park



1-2 days

Grade 4

One way


Hike summary

Route and GPX file


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Getting there

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About the region

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  • Hey Daniel, do you know if there are any campsites between Angusvale and Billy Goat Bend? My Rooftops map says there is but I can’t find any info online. Thanks.

  • How far in kilometres is the section of the walk between Billy Goat Bend campsite to the Den of Nargun carpark? Ive walked from Billy Goat Bend to Angusvale, is the terrain similar to Den of Nargun from Billy Goat?

  • John

    If you are planning on doing this walk, don’t be fooled by the map on the Parks Victoria map. There is no Woolshed Creek Camping Area. It is nothing but hard rock and unsuitable for camping.

    My group and I did manage to find a grassy spot near the Den of the Nargun picnic area that was far more appropriate.

    Just a little heads up for anyone who is planning on doing this trek.

    1. Darren Edwards Post author

      Thank you for the tip. This is great advice

    2. John

      You’re welcome. Overall the hike is fantastic. 18kms might not seem much, but the trail has many steep ascents and descents, which makes it particularly challenging.

      If you go on a day when you have good weather, the view from the lookout at Billy Goats Bend is fantastic.

    3. Darren Edwards Post author

      Wow. That does sound like a memorable experience.

    4. stuart

      We just hiked from Den of Nargun car park to Billy goats bend, camped one night and returned to the Den the nexy day with a 4.5 year old who was carried a little and a six year old who hiked the whole way with out being carried. was tough going carrying a 17kg pack(some times with a child onboard as well, but what a great walk and some beautiful country.

    5. So did this hike over the weekend (10-11 Feb 2017). There’s a rainwater tank at the campsite, which seemed to still have plenty of nice clean water
      Along the hike – any creeks flowing into the main river were pretty much dry though

    6. The Parks map indicates the track exists below Den of Nargun and the Wier but from the southern entrance to the park the path is basically non existent very quickly. There is some remains of a track and orange taped trees but soon peters out.

    7. There are, but they are smaller and don’t have toilets. Basically just a flat spot and a campfire. Billy Goat Bend however is quite a nice camp

    8. There is no phone reception at Angusvale camp ground but there is minimal at Billy Goat Bend Campsite.

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